Edge damage at 3 o'clock. Pleasing medium pewter gray. An intriguing copy of this substantial medal, usually seen in copper electrotype format. This piece is prepared in lead, and seems to be a nicely cast example rather than one made by an electrotype process. The noted "edge damage" is likely the site of the casting sprue. There is no clear evidence of a seam that one would expect for an electrotype and, in fact, the edge has characteristics sometimes seen on die struck items. Close examination reveals microporosity in the most protected areas, as well as areas of extra metal that is typically associated with cast copies. Additionally, there is minor tooling in areas, as part of the finishing process. While it is widely believed that cast pieces are smaller in diameter than struck or electrotype examples, this is not always the case and this medal is of the same size as the typical example. Rulau catalogs a single example as "White Metal," as Baker-53A (giving references to Bushnell 1273 and Raymond 42). It is possible that a piece like this could have been called "White Metal" at times, though the Bushnell example was specifically cataloged as tin, and the Chapmans would have undoubtedly known the difference. The present example is not to be confused with Baker-53A. However, it seems to have considerable age and is not unattractive for what it is. Struck examples of this colossal medal are very rare, electrotypes are scarce, and this cast example is potentially unique as well as heretofore undocumented. An interesting variant of this large and impressive medal.